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24 Ridiculously Reflective Buildings

From Pristine Prismatic Buildings to Sharp Mirrored Interiors

— November 17, 2012 — Art & Design
These reflective buildings use materials that simply mirror their surroundings. The results are structures that take on the characteristics of whatever is around them. These buildings attract the eyes of those who walk by, who can actually see themselves in the reflective walls.

These buildings can be found in both urban and rural settings, and the differing settings produce wildly contrasting results. While a reflective building on the top of a remote mountain will take on the pristine skies that hover above it, a reflective building in a urban setting has constantly changing lights, peoples and events happening all around it.

These reflective buildings are a special type of architecture, because they show viewers what is all around them from a different perspective. Being such a unique form of architecture, I think every city should have at least one building like these.
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Complexly Pixelated Campuses
Complexly Pixelated Campuses
The RMIT Swanston Building by Lyons Energizes Students with Color
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Mirrored Multistory Structures
Mirrored Multistory Structures
The 'Taichung Tower' is a Monumental Manifestation of the Sky
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Mirrored Alpine Dining
Mirrored Alpine Dining
The Knoll Ridge Cafe by Harris Butt Architecture is Magestic
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Mirrored Medical Buildings
Mirrored Medical Buildings
Parkpraxis by X Architekten Blends into Its Natural Surroundings
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Mirrored Work Spaces
Mirrored Work Spaces
The No Picnic Office Looks Like an Open Dance Studio
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Reflective Surface Residences
Reflective Surface Residences
The Mirror House by Ekkehard Alteburger is Narcissistic
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Mythical Reflective Structures
Mythical Reflective Structures
'The Stone' is Inspired by the Legend of King Arthur
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Remote Seaside Offices
Remote Seaside Offices
The Long Studio by Saunders Architecture Merges with the Rocky Landscape
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Reflective Cubed Art
Reflective Cubed Art
Arnaud Lapierre Designs a Cubic Mirror Installation in Place Vendome
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Infinitely Mirrored Installations
Infinitely Mirrored Installations
'The Phoenix Is Closer Than It Appears' Exhibit is Surreal
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Bulbous Rooftop Installations
Bulbous Rooftop Installations
Artist Tomas Saraceno's Met Exhibit is Curved
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Mirrored Limestone Extenstions
Mirrored Limestone Extenstions
The House at Goleen by Niall McLaughlin Architects Extends Hillside
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Reflective Funhouse Facades
Reflective Funhouse Facades
Mirror House by MLRP Features a Playful Exterior
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Human Hibernation Pods
Human Hibernation Pods
‘The Alpine Capsule' Mimics a Giant Drop of Mercury
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Pristine Prismatic Buildings
Pristine Prismatic Buildings
The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland Toys With Geometry
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Sculptural Windowed Homes
Sculptural Windowed Homes
The Bierings House by Rocha Tombal Architects has a Scenic View
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Creatively Camouflaged Spaces
Creatively Camouflaged Spaces
'Pavilion for an Artist' Blends into the Natural Environment
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Fragmented Glass Facades
Fragmented Glass Facades
The Cluj-Napoca Art Center Breaks Down the Architectural Norm
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Magnificent Mirror Image Abodes
Magnificent Mirror Image Abodes
These Twin Houses by William O'Brian Jr. Are Minimalist and Modern
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Reflective Coliseum Structures
Reflective Coliseum Structures
The Ring Installation by Arnaud LaPierre and AUDI is Optically Bold
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Reflective Polyhedral Architecture
Reflective Polyhedral Architecture
Manifold Masses Explores the Contrast of Solid and Void
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Glass Courtyard Cafes
Glass Courtyard Cafes
Dan Graham's Cafe Bravo in Berlin Mixes Past & Present
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Sharp Mirrored Interiors
Sharp Mirrored Interiors
This Berlin Penthouse by Lecarolimited is Lined with Abstract Luster
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Bizarre Themed Hotel Rooms
Bizarre Themed Hotel Rooms
Sleep in Coffins and Lion Cages At Berlin's Propeller Island
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